It’s been awhile since I posted and that’s because I’ve been in Europe, see?:
We went to England where we mostly stayed in London (we also visited Bath, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle), France where we stayed in Lille for two days while we visited WWI sites in France and Belgium, and then we spent a day in Paris (which was plenty), and then we went to Dresden, Germany to visit family.
It was a jam-packed trip so there was no time for blogging, but I tried to keep up on the news and there’s lots I’d like to blog about when I get the chance. I also got some comments and email feedback, so I’ll try to get around to responding to those. Of course, I’m moving into our new house in just over a week so I won’t have a lot of time to spend here but I’ll do my best!
Before I go I just want to quickly pass along something that reader Carlos sent me while I was away, I think all religions should teach this:
Kalama Sutta Do not believe anything (simply) because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all then accept it and live up to it. Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya, Vol 1, 188 – 193 P.T.S. Ed.)